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  • December 7, 2017,  

    Because of the increased interest in electric vehicles (EVs) here in Bakersfield--the oil capital of California--I am posting a few photos of our home charge station.[more]

    December 6, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

    On 9 November 2017 we leased a Chevy Bolt EV for about the cost of a cell-phone plan. We chose the base model, the LT, with fast-charge option, heated front seats, and heated steering wheel. In our...[more]

    December 5, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

    The good news is that our brand-new Chevy Bolt EV is back from the service department. The bad news is that after only eight days in our possession it had to be towed from our house to the Chevy...[more]

    December 4, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

    My colleague and early Canadian EV adopter Mike Brigham reported 30 November that he spent an unplanned night in North Bay, Ontario when a DCFC station wouldn't charge his Chevy Bolt EV.[more]

    November 29, 2017,   by Kamel Ben Naceur and Jean-François Gagné

    New registrations of electric cars1 hit a new record in 2016, with over 750 thousand sales worldwide. With a 29% market share, Norway has incontestably achieved the most successful deployment of...

  • December 1, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

    Renewable energy and electric vehicle fan Bob Tregilus was out and about in rural Nevada when he came across an odd wind turbine powering a well pump in the Reese River Valley. So he sent along his...[more]

    November 8, 2017,   by Peter Sinclair

    Science deniers needlessly killing animals, in order to needlessly kill more animals. Appalled but not surprised. People who don’t care about the massive extinctions brought on by climate change...

    October 23, 2017,   by Philip Jaekl

    Anxiety over “wind-turbine syndrome” stems from a decades-old misunderstanding of inaudible noise. (Jun 19, 2017)

    October 15, 2017,   by Paula Cocozza

    At £57.50 per megawatt-hour (MWh), it is far cheaper than the state-backed price of £92.50 awarded in 2016 to Hinkley nuclear power station. The speed of wind’s progress is extreme and inarguable.

  • October 20, 2017,   by Paul Dvorak

    Even though the blades appear curved, each is made of 11 sections with hinged connections. The rotor will be limited to about 80 rpm by using several aviation-style airbrakes in the center sections...

    October 12, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

    I pay a price for debunking various wind turbine flim-flams and posting critiques on my web site. Consequently, I am cursed to be listed by Google and Indian call centers as the person to call if a...[more]

    October 7, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

    In response to a query from a Swedish researcher, I’ve posted eight historic photos of the Adecon Darrieus wind turbine to my web site. See Adecon under Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) in the...[more]

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